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The Matinee Idol (1928) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Frank Capra and produced by Frank Capra and Harry Cohn.

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Frank Capra "The Matinee Idol" (1928)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Jan 1, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

"The Matinee Idol" (1928) is a silent romantic comedy that stars Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker. Directed by Frank Capra, this film is a forgotten gem of the silent era. The story begins with Broadway star Don Wilson, played by Johnnie Walker, heading out to the country with three of his theatre pal... Read full article

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This restored version runs 57 minutes but is still missing about 5 minutes. The restoration was a joint venture of the Cinematheque Francais, the Motion Picture Academy, and Sony Entertainment.
There is no cast list in the film; Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker are on the title page and are listed first. All the credited cast are then introduced by intertitle frames which also provide their character names, just before they are shown onscreen.
The film was long thought lost until a nitrate print was rediscovered in the vaults of the Cinemateque Francais in the 1990s.
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